Let's Get 'Chosen Family' To The Brighton Fringe!

by ibizo lami in Epsom, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 31st May 2021 we successfully raised £420 with 13 supporters in 28 days

ibizo lami is raising £700 towards the costs of taking her new show, Chosen Family, to the Brighton Fringe.

by ibizo lami in Epsom, England, United Kingdom

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About Me

I am ibizo lami, an artist currently focusing on spoken word poetry. My work tackles themes of  mental wellbeing, sexuallity, self care and personal growth. Please visit my website for more information on the work that I create.


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My Vision

My vision is to contribute to the telling of stories of marginalised groups. This is important to me as a working class, queer black womxn who has been diagnosed with a schizoaffective disorder. During my recovery journey, I realised the lack of representation for someone like me. With your help in raising £700, I will be a step closer to sharing my story and poetry of healing to a larger audience at the 2021 Brighton Fringe Festival. 


Spending Breakdown

The money will go towards sound equipment, a sound engineer to create the show and hiring a digital venue.

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About the Show

The show is called ‘Chosen Family’ and is a celebration of unconditional love and kinship. It is a raw and heartwarming lesson in learning to trust others.

The show differs from other shows as it shows the recovery journey of someone who has experienced psychosis and has been diagnosed with a schizo affective disorder. There are many shows that tackle anxiety and depression yet very little when it comes to more severe mental illnesses. There are also less than a handful of public figures diagnosed with schizo affective disorder.

It is edutainment - educational as well as entertaining with tips on how to heal from trauma and form meaningful relationships.


Snippets from the show


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Looking back, rewinding, playback: my life and all the challenging experiences,

At face value, these seemed like setbacks, but what did I gain from these experiences?

What was I uniquely gifted in the process of moving through each obstacle?


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I tell myself I am beautiful each morning


A love that previously did not reside here

radiates from within

A compassion drenched in understanding sweeps over me


I tell myself I am beautiful each morning


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Hanging out with her feels like we are characters 

in Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging.

Maybe the Sleepover Club,

or any other celebration of teen girl friendship. 

Except we are ‘adults’ now and we talk about detoxes

debating whether it’s a good idea to drink apple cider vinegar 

holding the urge to poop from 5pm until 9pm 

because of a meeting straight after a day time job 

with no time to go home and safely have ‘me time’. 

That’s what we call pooping now: 'me time'.

 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

Join me on an exclusive zoom Q&A where you can ask me all about the show and behind the scenes.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A huge thank you and mention on all social media

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

A set of scented homemade candles

£500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£500 Reward

An exclusive self care session. During the session, we will be making and putting on our own self pampering face masks, painting our nails and playing a game. We will also do a quick breathing and stretching exercise.

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